Core Condominiums, Toronto
Multiplex was engaged under a Construction Management contract to provide construction management services for the demolition of an existing three-storey heritage building, excavation for five levels of underground parking, preserving the heritage building’s façade and incorporating it into the build of the new 26-storey condominium.
The development is located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core, only a few blocks from the Toronto Eaton Centre, Yonge subway line and Ryerson University. Multiplex overcame the complex logistical challenges of delivering the project in a pedestrian intensive area within limited laydown and operational areas. Another unique project challenge which Multiplex successfully overcame relates to the very strict flight path restrictions imposed on the build. The intersection of St. Michael’s Hospital’s flight path with the build site’s air space required Multiplex to collaborate very closely with the City of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital on a regular basis to ensure construction did not interfere with the flight path. Navigating these restrictions required the innovative solution of converting the site’s loufer crane to a hammer head crane at the mid-point of vertical construction so as to not impede on the flight path as construction continued.
This 233-unit high-rise residential development boasts a stunning black & white tower with sculpted façades and an array of glass windows and balconies. The building’s two distinct façades differentiate the east and west elevations and the unique three-storey podium with stone and heritage façades provides a grand entrance to the project. The podium incorporates the southern heritage faces of 68 and 70 Shuter Street, a 19th century Georgian-style row house.
The building was completed on-time and on-budget in March 2017.
TYPE OF PROJECT:
- 233 residential units
- Preservation of the heritage facade
- 26-storey and three-storey podium